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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:50 PM

19. Very good points

Not much was discussed about the actual weapon in the Trayvon Martin shooting

And now that you say that, I don't even know what kind of gun he used, other than "a handgun". (Semi-automatic? Revolver? Like the overwhelming majority of shooting incidents he didn't go past the third bullet, so in that sense it's "not important".)

Also, it should be noted that while Cho didn't use an assault rifle in his shootings, he did use a semi-automatic pistol capable of rapid firing. It's not as though he used a six-shooter revolver. So there's even a differentiation amongst issues pertaining to "handguns".

There definitely is. The country is absolutely awash with semi-automatic handguns that are capable of the amount of damage Cho inflicted. And even so, most murderers only fire two or three bullets. I don't think "there is no solution" is a good answer, but damned if I can think of one.

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